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    Euro, the big defeat for the economics profession

    by Alberto Bagnai

    IT
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    The euro has been the greatest success of economic science but is becoming the most humiliating defeat for the economics profession. I thank Il Sole 24 Ore for it openness in allowing me to set ...

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    Italy unfit for the Eurozone?

    by Paul De Grauwe

    IT
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    Italy’s economic performance since it joined the Eurozone has been dismal. GDP per capita of Italy is now lower than at the start of the Eurozone in 1999. This means that the Italian ...

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    What if leaving the euro became inevitable?

    by Emiliano Brancaccio

    IT
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    Staying in or leaving the euro has been a frequent (and often poorly-discussed) topic in recent years. From the free-flowing opinions of armchair commentators to principled ...

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    What if leaving the euro became inevitable?

    by Emiliano Brancaccio

    IT
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    Staying in or leaving the euro has been a frequent (and often poorly-discussed) topic in recent years. From the free-flowing opinions of armchair commentators to principled ...

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    What the euro is doing for you

    by Tarek A. Hassan

    IT
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    Many of us have fond memories of the time before the euro. I was in a German high school in the late 1990s. I remember spending long days at the local lake and evenings with friends in beer ...

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    History doesn't run in reverse

    by Barry Eichengreen

    IT
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    A good case can be made that creating the euro and Italy's participation were both historic mistakes. The problem, we now know, is that monetary union without banking union and ...

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    Reconsidering the Euro for Italy

    by Martin Feldstein

    IT
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    Although Italy was an enthusiastic adopter of the euro when the single currency began, the Italian experience of the past decade suggests that was a mistake. Real GDP in Italy is actually ...

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    Return to the Lira? A long-run view

    by John H Cochrane

    IT
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    Should Italy have her own currency, and run her own monetary policy? For today, let’s focus on the long-run question, leaving out for now the transition and any immediate ...

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    Italy, the EU and the game of chicken

    by Carlo Bastasin

    IT
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    A part of the government and the Partito Democratico majority party that supports it is succumbing to the temptation of challenging our European partners and resisting requests from Brussels for ...

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    Brussels formally blocks LSE-Deutsche Börse deal

    by Beda Romano

    IT
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    The European Commission yesterday refused to clear the merger plan between the London Stock Exchange and Deutsche Börse, citing competition regulation. The announcement came on the day ...

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    Why we need a new pact with the young

    by Antonio Tajani*

    IT
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    Today we celebrate the best sixty years of a free Europe. Yet today, more than ever, there's a sense of distance from the European project. Nationalism is growing inside and ...

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    If Trump ends up pushing the EU closer to China

    by Adriana Cerretelli

    IT
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    What if, after the collapse of CETA and a reversal of TTIP, European trade policy starts over again, moving ahead without US President Donald Trump and the United States, and ...